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Native Trail or Coroebus? Find out who impressed our experts at Newmarket

William Buick celebrates winning the Dewhurst on Native Trail
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'He should love a mile next year'

It promises to be a winter of content for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin, as they can bask in having a pair of genuine Classic contenders in the yard.

Of the duo, I think Native Trail is the 2,000 Guineas horse, while the temptation would be to stretch Coroebus out to 1m4f for the Derby.

More immediately, I was impressed by Native Trail. He's running over an inadequate trip given how he has kept finishing off races over 7f, and he should love a mile next year.

Coroebus also won well, but I did have a sneaking suspicion the runner-up Imperial Fighter could have got closer if the pair hadn't been on opposite sides of the track for much of the Autumn Stakes.
David Baxter, Juvenile judge


Watch Native Trail win the Dewhurst


'He'd be the one for me at this stage'

I wasn't instantly ready to jump aboard the Coroebus bus after his slightly bizarre defeat in the Royal Lodge and, although he clearly possesses a high cruising speed and an electric turn of foot, the form through Imperial Fighter suggests he's not had to improve to win the Autumn Stakes.

Native Trail didn't quite drive the nail in as deeply in the Dewhurst as he did in the National Stakes but the form of his two Group 1s is some way clear of what Coroebus has achieved and he'd be the one for me at this stage.

One word of caution. The way Native Trail finishes off his races promises that there might be more to come stepped up in trip. But he's by Oasis Dream out of an unraced sister to Sprint Cup winner African Rose and Prix Marcel Boussac runner-up Helleborine, herself the dam of Calyx. In short, speed will be his strong suit and I see Native Trail as a bang miler.
Scott Burton, France correspondent


Watch Coroebus win the Autumn Stakes


'Don't be fooled into thinking he's more a Derby type' 

We saw two very different types of performances, but each was highly impressive in its own way.

Despite being more physically advanced than many colts his age, Native Trail probably still has some learning to do. When everything clicks with him he could be even better than we're seeing now, and is obviously an exciting prospect.

He's generally never more impressive than at the line, but don't be fooled into thinking he's more a Derby type than Guineas candidate. He's in no way short of speed.

Coroebus hasn't achieved as much as his stablemate yet, but clearly has immense potential and ensures Charlie Appleby has a brilliant hand for the early Classics next season.
Mark Boylan, reporter


Read more from Newmarket on Saturday . . .

Murphy refinds his mojo as classy Buzz lands Cesarewitch

'Man among boys' – Native Trail storms home in Dewhurst to cement Guineas claims

'A 2,000 Guineas horse for sure' – no catching Coroebus in Autumn Stakes romp


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